These are the steps taken thusfar to have a third greenhouse (hoop house, polytunnel, etc.) on this property:
- Stake site for the final location and size with husband; argue a lot but eventually
get your wayconfirm that a 16’x32′ model is the best size for the space
- Order greenhouse
- Order wood and buy hardware for the base frame, end walls, door, and raised beds from the local lumber yard
- Erect base frame.
A rainy weekend got in the way of accomplishing the last three steps (clay soil should not be tilled wet or you will forever have concrete-hard earth clods). So we went foraging instead. (If you want to understand the process of erecting a greenhouse, I did a play-by-play of putting up my mom’s small one here.)
About two miles directly north of us, our friends purchased 10 acres of duneland. For whatever reason, the trees were never cleared on this or any adjacent property…there are some lovely old-growth monsters (poplar, cherry, white pine, oak) and quite a range of microenvironments (bog, creek, pine warren, dune) so it is a great place to see what one can see.